Do you have any childhood "things" that you had held on to for one reason or another?
I do. Although...I don't really have a reason for keeping him other than the fact that I love him.
His name is Charlie Brown.
Charlie is a bear that I have had ever since I was maybe 8 or 9 years old. I picked him out of a prize list for selling a certain amount of magazines during our grade school's yearly magazine sale. I didn't realize this until later, but I think most of those magazines that I sold (if not all?) were purchased by my parents. So thanks, Mom and Dad. Charlie was an amazing gift.
I have no idea why I loved...and love...this bear so much. But he was always there, waiting in my bedroom for me. Whether it was a good day, a bad day, a long day, a day that just went by way too quickly, a crazy day, a boring day...you name it, and he was there.
This is probably really lame, especially because now that we have Vincent we keep accumulating more and more "stuff"...but I just can't bring myself to ever get rid of him. He's a little matted and not quite as fluffy as he once was, but he's freakin awesome and I love that bear!
And what does Vincent think?
I'm not so sure he's "sold" on Charlie yet.
That's okay, though. There's no rush. Charlie is really good at sticking around.